Lucchese computer hacker sentenced to 18-months in federal prison

Andra Litton has the follow-up to a case previously noted on this site:

A disgruntled ex-employee of Lucchese Boots was sentenced to 18-months in federal prison and ordered to pay $57,396.76 in restitution Wednesday after pleading guilty  to one count of transmission of a program to cause damage to a computer.

The computer breach happened on September 1, 2016 after Joe Vito Venzor was terminated from his position at the company’s help desk earlier in the day. He admitted in federal court on Thursday that he intentionally logged onto the network and shut down the entire e-mail server and system files.

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